Going thro' a Novell Bordermanager proxy, v1.40 or above will not show the ftp directory list.




Networking: FTP
15 years ago
12 years ago


(Reporter: Simon Kwok, Assigned: dougt)



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15 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Win98; en-US; rv:1.4) Gecko/20030624
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Win98; en-US; rv:1.4) Gecko/20030624

With Mozilla 1.3x, it shows FTP directory list with the Novell BorderManager proxy if you enter an URI ftp://.... 

Starting with 1.40 (v1.5a has the same problem), the browser prompts the user with message:

The file "" is of type application/octet-stream and Mozilla does not know how to handle this file type. This file is locate at


What should Mozilla to do with this file?

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Set the proxy to use the Novell Bordermanager
2. enter an URI ftp://ftp.planetmirror.com/pub/redhat/updates

Actual Results:  
Instead of getting the directory list of the ftp server as Mozilla 1.3x normally does, Mozilla 1.4/1.5a prompts the users for action. 

Expected Results:  
Show the directory list as Mozilla v1.3x or below normally does.

We are using Novell BorderManager v3.6 with latest patches from Novell. Normal http protocol works ok. However, for ftp, Mozilla v1.3x work fine but not Mozilla v1.4/1.5a.

Have tried v1.4 on Win98SE and Linux (Redhat 9), v1.5a on WinXP. All have the same problem.

If you want to test it with our proxy, I can arrange a hole on our firewall for the ip address you nominate.
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